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The recipients of the annual Arts Act Grant Scheme have been announced

2012 Arts Act Grant Recipients


 Visual Arts :  Professional individual artists Mark McGreevy Prosperous Maintaining Artist Studio & material expenses €650
  David Morrissey Kildare Town Project – Portraits of people aged over 60 years of age  - celebrating people of the community €350
  Gay Brabazon The Curragh New body of work based on the Curragh and the lives of the Wren Women  €650
  Paul Woods Ballitore A series of oil paintings, developed through – photographic transfer €650
  Colleen Lambe Kilcullen Development & completion of visual arts project - body of work intent for exhibition €650
  Daniel Lipstein Monasterevin Creation of a body of work towards a print exhibition €500
Visual Arts Projects - COLLECTIVES Siobhan Murphy - Design Snug   Kildare Town Using unoccupied buildings to offer , create and utilize  a multitude of workshops and show case the outcomes €450
  Frank Butler - Celbridge Camera Club Naas / Celbridge Photographic exhibition- costs & venue €500
  Maeve Mulrennan - Group Residency Kildare Residency Based in Kildare – work based  on Pollardstown Fen €1,800
  David Day & Johnny Phelan Athy ‘Tins n Bins’ – percussion and street performance with Aontas Ogra youth project/Athy Community arts centre €1,600
Dance :  Collectives Nathalie Grand - Evolultion, Kildare Youth Dance Company Kildare Supporting regular activities- dance festivals -research and development and collaboration  €1,000
  Suzanne Hogan / Niall O’ Connell Newbridge Barbie V Ken Project in Scoil Bhride Naofa  - to develop community, the arts and self-esteem €1,300
  Clane Musical Society Clane Funding  for next musical project €2,000
  Athy Musical Society Athy Production costs €1,500
Theatre - Professionals /Companies Cliona de Bri - Theatre Rua  Prosperous Peig –An adaptation of an Irish language book – funding for the theatre  €2,000
  Griese Youth Theatre - Leish Burke Ballitore Stage production on June 29th - ‘It only ever happens in the movies’ General production costs €1,100
  Bloom Collective - Rachel Lally Newbridge Funding for production -exploring the possibilities of creating music & theatre in a symbiotic way.  €1,800
  Sheer Tantrum - Vincent A. O’ Reilly Newbridge ‘This is not the Seagull’ -touring production costs €1,600
  Crooked House Theatre Company Newbridge General production costs €2,000
  Aleksandra Rosiak - The Kaleidoscope Project Ballitore ‘Beyond the seven seas’ - Cost of puppet design and making – new work for children’s theatre €1,200
Literature Ann Egan Clane Emigration – Voices on the platform- proposed long series of poems examining the theme of emigration in Ireland.  €800
  Wayne Byrne Kill Writing his first book – non-fiction Tom DiCillo & his films €1,000
Arts and Health Siobhan Bracken Ahearne/ former Creative Well participants  Naas Mental Health art workshops  - funding for framing and materials €400
Local Publishing Grant     Two awards of €650  
  Mario Corrigan Kildare Town ‘Kildare Footprints’ Walking tours €650
  Dr. Maebh O’ Regan Celbridge Publication about well known visual artists in Co Kildare  €650
Artist in Schools Bursary Award     Two awards of €2,500  
  Scoil Mochua NS/ Vera Mc Evoy Celbridge Starting a Thread – textile / fibre art proposal €2,500
  Scoil Dara – (2nd level) TY Students/ Eimear Crehan Kilcock Songwriting & performance €2,500
Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award     Three awards valued at € 650 €1,950
  Shauna Gilligan Celbridge Literary fiction novel currently  redrafting & editing  
  Evan Costigan Moyvalley To complete a number of poems and create new work for submission to a number of publishing houses.  
  Catherine Mann Edenderry Celtic Tiger Landscapes ( ghost estates ) exploring memories, feelings through painting.  
Youth Arts Residency Bursary  NO APPLICATIONS   One award of €2,500 €0
Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary award     One awards x week long summer school  
  Geraldine O’ Brien Celbridge   €500
Recording Studio Bursary Award     3 awards x three days recording valued @ €900 €2,700
  Looking Glass Kildare Gain exposure & practical experience in a recording studio  
  Thy Sinister Bloom Newbridge In conjunction with a theatre performance   
  School O Rock Newbridge Project with youths writing their own songs   
Film Bursary Award     €3,500 plus €500 editing time €4,000
  John O Connell Naas Horsepower  
Emerging Visual Artist Bursary Award     Solo exhibition in Riverbank Arts Centre bursary  €2,500
  Brian Cregan Naas Completion of ‘The Glass Garden’   
CD Lewis Literary Bursary Award        
Professional writer Mairead Rooney Celbridge Completion of Novel ‘storm at the door’ €2,000
Emerging writer Hazel Gaynor Kilcullen Research novel about Eliza Doolittle €1,500
Irish Youth Choir       €400
  Tara Walsh Maynooth Financial assistance to attend this years residential training course  

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